7. Smaller Meals
While it’s tempting to wolf down a massive burrito or steaming heap of mac and cheese right before bed, eating large meals will make your body work to digest it rather than properly recharging. So avoid big meals — especially carbs. A big lunch is fine, but try to stick with plant-based ingredients that are naturally high in fiber.
8. Snack On Cottage Cheese Before Bed
We know…we just said to not eat before bed, but this snack is actually an anti-snack hack! Consuming cottage cheese can actually help you lose weight because it will allow you to wake up less hungry. The casein in cottage cheese makes it high in protein, and the amino acid tryptophan (also found in turkey) can help you fall asleep faster, and improve sleep quality.
9. Incorporate Resistance Training
Workouts will help you sleep at night, and can also help you lose weight more-so than a cardio-only routine. Resistance training boosts your metabolism and allows for fat-burning to occur hours after. An easy weight lifting routine will suffice — no need to over-exert yourself. Follow up with a high protein snack. If weightlifting gives you too much energy, make sure to do this a few hours before bedtime.